Saturday, April 17, 2010

Making Linux act like Windows

It's as easy as a cron job.

Although to be honest, Windows hasn't randomly rebooted on me in a very long time. I don't recall seeing this behaviour in Windows 7. But it still happened a few times in Windows Vista, and of course in Windows XP.

These days, to get Linux to better mimic Windows behaviour, you'd need to write a mod to the software update tool - so that between downloading the patches and actually installing them, you were forced to shut down and reboot.

1 comment:

  1. Either that, or a (ahem) feature that keeps your downloaded updates ready to go until you attempt to shut down, at which time the operating system will insist on installing said updates first. Oh, and since we are on Linux and want to make it more like Windows, make sure the update takes at least five times longer than it ordinarily would.

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